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Poster: light into ashes Date: Aug 25, 2011 10:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A few more newbie questions

You know, the guy said he found 8/6/74 "really annoying" and didn't like anything except for Sugaree & Deal...
To me he sounds like a budding 1977 fan (lots of slow-paced songs w/o formless jams), or perhaps a JGB-head...perhaps we're barking up the wrong tree and should be recommending JGB shows to him instead?

It's interesting for me to hear that "patience & repeated listening" are keys to the music. I think most the things I like in the Dead, I liked the first time I heard them (esp. the long jams).....or maybe it's just that I haven't been patient enough yet to warm up to the stuff I don't like!

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Aug 25, 2011 2:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A few more newbie questions

True, but i took it as having more to do with the sound maybe? Maybe if he heard a SB copy it would be better. He probably also doesn't appreciate the Playin'>Scarlet>Playin' which goes pretty deep.

It's interesting to me actually that you 'got' the Dead so quickly; so many people I know (including my self) took quite a while to 'warm up' the the band's sound. It's just so dense that I think for a lot of new listeners the sheer scope of sound and band interaction is hard to absorb. For me, almost every time I hear a jam I hear something new in it or hear it in a different way. Props for having an exceptional ear!

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 25, 2011 7:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A few more newbie questions

This piece is interesting to me since I'm a huge JGB fan but it's not because I want to avoid jams ... it's more a craving for straight-up Garcia ...